2016 Pinot Noir Cardiac Hill
A very finely fragrant and spicy edge with a detailed array of red-cherry and spicy, toasty-oak aromas. The palate has terrific detail and depth and it really impresses on the fresh, lithe and juicy finish. Drink or hold. JamesSuckling.com
Publish Date: Friday, November 30, 2018
Earthy and savory aromas, with black pepper, cherry preserves, chili, and cranberry sauce. Red cherry and raspberry on the palate, with plums and brambly red fruit in the middle, bacon fat, and rosemary, with a touch of cigar box and violets in the finish.
The grapes were harvested by hand and 75% destemmed. After a 5-day cold soak, fermentation began. The must was punched down and pumped over twice daily until dry, and pressed at dryness. The wine was aged in 25% new French oak barrels and racked the following spring.